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How to protect tooth from enamel erosion?

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Asked by tanuja, 13 Jan '13 06:47 pm
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Ways of Preventing Enamel Erosion
Drink a lot of water. Drinking tap water helps flush food particles, acids, and bacteria from your mouth, while also applying fluoride to your teeth to strengthen enamel.
Be careful when eating acidic foods. Berries, oranges, and grapefruits are very acidic , even though theyre rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, and antioxidants. These nutrients are good for boosting your immune system. However, the acidity can wear down your tooth enamel. Eating them quickly and following up with a long drink of tap water will limit your teeths exposure to the acids.
Chew sugarless gum. Doing this will increase saliva flow, and saliva neutralizes acids in your mouth. Even better, chew gum with xylitol, a sweetener that promotes good oral health.
Use topical fluoride. Using mouthwash and/or toothpaste with fluoride can strengthen your tooth enamel. Fluoride restores your tooth enamel by attracting other minerals that make enamel strong.
Avoid carbonated sodas. These be ...more
Answered by LIPSIKA, 13 Jan '13 06:53 pm

 
  
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Even though tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body, it is still susceptible to damage. Enamel erosion is caused by the sugars and starches from the food you eat. These components mix with your saliva to form an acid which extracts minerals from your enamel, causing it to weaken. As the enamel is worn away, bacteria attacks, leading to tooth decay.
Answered by anil garg, 13 Jan '13 10:15 pm

 
  
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The effects of acid erosion can affect all ages and, once present, cannot be reversed - protection is the best policy.
Avoid brushing teeth immediately after consuming acidic food or drinks - its best to wait at least 1 hour or brush beforehand
Drink acidic drinks quickly - don't swish them around or hold them for long periods within your mouth
Brush twice a day, every day, with a toothpaste like Sensodyne Pronamel to help re-harden softened tooth enamel
Visit your dentist regularly
Answered by jakir hussain, 13 Jan '13 06:59 pm

 
  
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Ways of Preventing Enamel Erosion
Drink a lot of fresh water. Drinking tap water helps flush food particles, acids, and bacteria from your mouth, while also applying fluoride to your teeth to strengthen enamel.Trifala, like aamlaki, haritaki and bahera available in Ayurvedic centre are very useful. Neem paste is also useful.
Answered by lalit mahata, 14 Jan '13 06:33 pm

 
  
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Toothpaste like colgate total ,sensodyne,lor daburs meswah you can try but glargling mouth after taking any food will also protect and not to take very cold or very hot food can alsoprevent damage to tooth enamel
Answered by Harsh Mehta, 13 Jan '13 08:29 pm

 
  
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Do not take cold drinks like colas.
Answered by mandook, 13 Jan '13 08:07 pm

 
  
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Brushing after food
Avoid eating cholocates and food items which stick to your gums
Answered by ajit kulkarni, 13 Jan '13 07:02 pm

 
  
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Use the brush only once a day for cleaning teeth.
Once or twice a day wash the mouth with tooth paste and water using finger instead of brush.
Eat chewing gum once in a while to clean the gap between teeth.
Answered by MAdhavan Avadhany, 13 Jan '13 06:54 pm

 
  
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Hi Tanuja only by brushing too much the Enamel will fall off the teeth. So do not brush your teeth too much.
Answered by Sunderaam, 13 Jan '13 06:53 pm

 
  
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